Five tips for home sellers

February 8, 2016

You are thinking of selling your home… What steps do you need to take, who do you need to talk to? This post walks you through 5 steps in the selling process.

Think ahead

You are going to sell and you are concentrating on that part, and there’s a lot to do.  But don’t forget to think ahead and get your financials ready for where you are going next.

  • Get preapproved, just like you want your buyers to be.
  • Start looking for your next place.

Hire a professional

Select a professional to help with the sale of your home.  There are so many details, procedures and deadlines, plus legal concerns. Your agent is there to guide you through the process, advise you on issues, and represent your best interests.

  • Those who use a Realtor net 25% more from the sale than a FSBO (2014 National Association of Realtors study).
  • It’s not only about money – you’ve got a life, a job, a house to sell. Have a professional manage your transaction while you manage your life.

Prepare for showings, think like a buyer

You’re likely looking for a home, too. You know the importance of good curb appeal. Apply what you are looking for to what buyers in your own home will be looking for.

  • Fresh paint
  • Clean up
  • Fix what you can
  • Pack away, give away, de-clutter, de-personalize!

Price matters

Even with a strong selling market, price is important. The most activity you will see is when your home hits the market so price it right from the get-go.

  • Take advantage of new listing activity with the right price.
  • Avoid price reductions, sell more quickly.

Stay ready, be flexible, be available

  • Showing requests can happen at any time. Stay ready. Try and get the whole family involved in keeping the house clean and show-ready.
  • Be flexible in when your home can be shown.
  • Be available so your agent can contact you regarding showings and offers.

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